Flair Bartending Lesson 61: Bump to Stall

If you’ve been following FBTV for a while, you know how I feel about The Bump. It can be a difficult move to learn, it hurts, and it turns me into a big baby. Sooooo, I figured why not do some more bump variations…

The Bump to Stall is simply that: doing the Bump of your forearm and then stalling the bottle on the back of your hand. The couple pointers I have for this move are as follows:

1) First and foremost, make sure you’re comfortable¬†with The Bump. I know we get anxious and excited when we’re learning new moves and we often want to jump ahead to step #2 before we’ve fully understood step #1. I get it. I’m the same way. But do yourself a favor and really get comfortable with the Bump.

2) Get consistent with your Bump, making sure you Continue Reading » Flair Bartending Lesson 61: Bump to Stall

Flare Bartending Lesson #60: The Bump

I hate this move. There, I said it. It takes a lot of practice, it drives me nuts and it hurts to learn! However, if you want to be competitive as a flair bartender, sooner or later you’re going to have to know The Flare Bartending Bump.

Since the bottle is spinning, this is obviously another exhibition flair move. You can – and should – do this with any size bottle but make sure that it is less than 1/4 full or you will end up spilling.

Tips I have to make learning The Bump less painful and more effective:

1) When learning, Continue Reading » Flare Bartending Lesson #60: The Bump